|Publication number||US924355 A|
|Publication date||Jun 8, 1909|
|Filing date||Aug 17, 1908|
|Priority date||Aug 17, 1908|
|Publication number||US 924355 A, US 924355A, US-A-924355, US924355 A, US924355A|
|Inventors||James I Howard|
|Original Assignee||Silas Frank, Alpha D Parsons, James I Howard|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (13), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
'J. I. HOWARD.
JOINT FOB. FLOOR GOVERINGS.
APPLICATION IILED AUG. 17.1908.
Patented June 8, 1909.
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JAMES I. HOWARD, OF AMETHYST, COLORADO, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-THIRD TO SILAS FRANK AND ONE-THIRD-TO ALPHA D. PARSONS, OF AMETHYST, COLORADO.
JOINT FOR FLOOR-COVERINGS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 8, 1909.
Application .filed August 17, 1908. Serial No. 448,883.
To all whom it may concern."
Be it known that 1, JAMES I. HOWARD, a citizen of the United States, residing at Amethyst, in the county of Mineral and State of Colorado, have invented certain new and useful 1m rovements in Joints for Floor-Coverings, of which the following is a specification.
The ob'ect of my invention is to provide a simple, e cient and durable device whereby any material com osed of strips or sections may be joined an securely held together at its edges, and is more particularly designed for use in connection with floor coverings.
A further object of my invention is to increase the life of certain character of floor coverings by vincasing and protecting the edges and joints from the decaying action of water, and also eliminating the condition wherein they become easily broken when slightly curled or partially turned upward. The clamp or joint hereinafter referred to as the clip is preferably constructed in one piece, and of any desired material possessing the necessary flexibility to be turned or bent to assume the pro er construction and shape in connection wit the articles to besecured and held together.
i For a full understanding of the invention, reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, in which 1 Figure 1 is a perspective view of the clip engaging the edge Olf two pieces of materia Fig. 2 a transverse sectional view of the clip taken through one of the pointed projec-- and, Fig. 6 a modification of the clip showing continuous pointed projections formed at the ed e thereo I orresppnding and like parts are referred to in the -followin description and indicated in all the views of the drawings by the same reference characters.
Referring to the drawings, the numeral 1 designates a plate or base of the cli made of any suitable material, and turne back toward its center at both ends as shown at 2, to acquire the roper structural formation.
The numera 3 designates o ositely disposed clamp members integralfy a part of ig, 5 a modification of the the plate land provided with toothed or serrated edges' l. The abutting ends of the clamp members 3 are preferably soldered or otherwise secured together as shown at 5, to obtain sufiicient rigidity at that point to enable said clamp members to be easily bent and the teeth 4 to engage the material 6without destroying the uniformity of the clip when forcing the clamp members downwardly into a clamping position.
For the purpose of binding and rotecting the outer edges of the material utilize a single clip constituting a half of the clip above specified, the operation being the same. See Fig. 5. With the arrangement shown the clip is made preferably in a continuous strip and of one piece of metal turned and bent to assume the formation shown in Fig.
4 and when in this osition, the ed es of the i E g material 6 are place flat upon the plate 1 on both sides thereof, preparatory to the clamp members 3 being bent downwardly and the teeth 4 driven into the material as shown in Fig. 1. Inasmuch as the material is not secured permanently or in any wise fastened directly to the floor at any point, warping and ridging is entirely eliminated in that the effect of atmospheric changes is distributed over the entire surface of the floor covering and concentrated at the border or outer edge of the material. A continuous serpentine edge out on the metal along the edges .of the clamp members 3 and bent at right angles to said clips may be substituted for the teeth 4. and considered within the scope of the invention. See Fig. 6. It will be noted that the clip may be used in joining and binding the edges of any material designed to form a coverin of any character, and in certain materia s such as mattings wherein the edges are more exposed to wear than the other portion of its surface, the clip may be advantageously em loyed. For commercial reasons the expose face of the clamp member may be suitably decorated, and theclip composed of material the-quality of which will more suitably meet the requirement for which it is intended.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is v 1. A clip com rising a base plate turned back upon itself to reinforce the base and provided with a clamp member, and enetrating projections formed upon the or ge of said clamp member.
back upon its inner face at both edges to 2. A clip comprising a base plate formed with oppositely dis osed clamp members, the abutting ends 0 which are secured together to form a back-bone or sup ort.
3. A clip comprising a base p ate turned reinforce the base and form oppositely disposed clamp members, said members being adapted to engage the articles to be joined, substantially as described.
4. A clip comprising a base plate formed with oppositely disposed clamp members,
the abutting ends of which are secured together-to form a backbone or support, and projections formed at the edges ofsald clamp 15 members and adapted to engage the articles to be joined, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
JAMES I. HOWARD.
Witnessesr G. W. LINDsLEY, F. A. STENGER.
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